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What if there was a book that literally opened up doorways to other worlds? Where would it lead, and could you handle what you found on the other side? Cassie, a wayward teen, is about to find out. One day, after she wraps up community service at a local hospital, she stumbles out of the basement of a spooky bookshop and into a story set on a devil's staircase in a remote Italian village. The Dark Tome is a new take on the anthology audio fiction podcast, featuring fantastic stories by contemporary authors from across the globe.
||CleanSpringheeld Saga - 9 of 9 - The Lords of the World||With the fate of the world hanging in the balance, Jonah Smith must fight to fulfil his destiny and finally discover the secret of Springheel’d Jack. But as his ruthless adversaries close in, who shall become… the Lords of the World!?||7/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheeld Saga - 8 of 9 - The Engine of Doom||Pursued by agents of the Kaiser, Jonah Smith must join forces with an old enemy in his search for Springheel Jack. But will they survive… the Tunnels of Death?!||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheeld Saga - 7 of 9 - The Peril of the Empires||UNITED KINGDOM, 1877. When Aldershot Barracks is attacked by the flame-wreathed ‘Night Terror’, Jonah Smith is called out of retirement by Her Majesty’s Government and sent on one final, deadly mission – to capture Springheel Jack!||6/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheeld Saga - 6 of 9 - The Tunnels of Death||With Jonah Smith dead and the murder of Maria Davis still a mystery, there is little hope that the forces of good will triumph as a runaway train speeds towards it’s explosive destination.||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheeld Saga - 5 of 9 - The Carnival of Horrors||Hunted by the police and stalked by a sinister new enemy, Jonah Smith risks all to clear his name by going behind the scenes at Bartholomew Fair… in search of Springheel Jack!||6/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheel Saga - 4 of 9 - The Terror of London||Folly Ditch, 1845. When a fire-breathing maniac kills 13-year-old Maria Davis, Springheel Jack is blamed. Detective Inspector Jonah Smith is hot on the trail but soon finds himself accused of an equally terrible crime…||5/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheel Saga - 3 of 9 - The Face of the Fiend||As the forces of darkness threaten to frame an innocent man for the monstrous attacks, Smith and Charlotte must escape the villainous Lord Wayland and solve the mystery of Springheel Jack – or die in the attempt!||5/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheel Saga - 2 of 9||Smith’s desperate race to capture the mysterious Springheel Jack before he strikes again sends him on a dangerous hunt through London’s darkest shadows … and into the crypt of evil!||5/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpringheel Saga - 1 of 9||London, 1837. A terrifying apparition stalks the night! Constable Jonah Smith must avoid a pair of vicious killers in his hunt for the mysterious figure who will come to be known as… Springheel Jack!||5/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeason 2 Update & New Show||Season 2 of The Dark Tome is coming Fall, 2018 - but good news! We'll have some new episodes over the summer and playback of a series by friends of ours this spring. Today enjoy a sampler of THE MAYAN CRYSTAL, a new show out by the team that made...||3/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHalloween Double Feature: Dark Passenger & Intensive Care||Two tales of terror to sate your appetite this Halloween. DARK PASSENGER - Two teenage friends start scaring each other on the drive to a dismal “haunted” house on the coast of Maine. But when their innocent fun starts to become all too real, th||10/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9, Part 2: How Gussy Got the Book||SEASON 1 FINALE Gussy has traveled into the land of the underworld looking for his friend Billy - and his friend is no longer his friend. Gussy recounts the end of the heartbreaking tale of how he got his hands on the Dark Tome, and Cassie is forced...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 9, Part 1: How Gussy Got the Book||Gussy and Cassie learned they've "Gone sideways" - the Dark Tome has returned them to the world, but not *their* world. As Cassie struggles to understand the predicament the book has put her in, Gussy recounts the heartbreaking tale of how he got his...||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8, Part 2: Trial Day, by Tananarive Due||Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure...||7/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 8, Part 1: Trial Day, by Tananarive Due||Young Lettie can see things through her magic eye - things that might be better if she not see. Grownup's secrets. Grownup's true intentions. But when she learns of her brother's unjust arrest and sham trial, it's her seeing eye - and some conjure...||7/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitGod of the Razor, by Joe R Lansdale||A man investigates an old Texas mansion looking for antiques, but soon finds more than he bargained for. Because in this lonely stretch of town, ancient gods walk the earth, and their followers have no choice but to follow their twisted demands. This...||6/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Christopher Golden||"Writing is about the beautiful melancholy of small town America..." On today's Dark Tome, a special interview with Christopher Golden, the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in...||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7, Part 2: INK by Jonathan Maberry||Part 2 of the Horror-Noir story INK by Jonathan Maberry. GERALD ‘MONK’ ADDISON is a skip-tracer and P.I. on Boundary Street, down the hill from where the good people go. He’s on the side of the angels, but he’s not very nice. Most of Monk’s c||6/16/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7, Part 1: INK by Jonathan Maberry||Cassie returns from her traumatic trip to a haunted - and haunting - family reunion. As she attempts to re-align her world, Gussy stumbles out of his and into the world of Jonathan Maberry's INK. GERALD ‘MONK’ ADDISON is a skip-tracer and P.I. on..||6/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInterview with Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale||Today we interview Joe R Lansdale & Kasey Lansdale, a father and daughter writing duo whose work "BLIND LOVE" was featured in The Dark Tome: Episode 5. Joe R Lansdale is the author of over forty novels and numerous short stories. His work has...||5/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6, Part 2: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh||Cassie finds herself spending the night in a strange old farmhouse where there may be ghosts in the walls, and something worse beneath. She and an estranged son, Nick, will discover that demons that Nick's father sought to hide were all too real.||5/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 6, Part 1: Family Demons, by Frederick Greenhalgh||Cassie returns home after the wondrous night at the prom (Episode 4) and finds her dreams shattered when she gets home. Forced to flee her home, she seeks refuge in Mr. Gussy's bookshop, and the Dark Tome. This time, the book calls out for her. She...||4/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Floodgates of Willowhill, by Mary SanGiovanni||"Everybody whose grown up in Faulkesville, well, they’ve always guessed there’s something wrong with the woods on the edge of town, the ones that border Willowhill, something people don’t like to bring up in polite company." Teenage Samantha keep||4/7/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5, Part 2: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale||As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by her friend Erin to attend an...||3/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 5, Part 1: Blind Love, by Joe R Lansdale and Kasey Lansdale||As part of "Dark Duets," mojo storyteller Joe R Lansdale paired up with his daughter, Kasey Lansdale, to pen this tale of a monster whose power is through the eyes. Quick witted but unlucky in love, Jana is dragged by her friend Erin to attend an 'eye..||3/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLocke & Key (Sampler) - An Audible Drama - By Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez||Based on the best-selling, award-winning graphic novel series Locke & Key - written by acclaimed suspense novelist Joe Hill (NOS4A2, Horns) and illustrated by Gabriel Rodriguez - this multicast, fully dramatized audio production brings the images and...||2/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 4: Murdered Sleep, by Kat Howard||"Sleep is dying, and has been for a long time now, through uncounted ticks of clocks and the flickers of thousands of too-brief candles." It's the night of the Senior Prom, and rather than show up awkwardly, Cassie has decided to stay home with the...||2/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Masque of the Red Death, by Edgar Allan Poe||A fresh take on Edgar Allen Poe’s classic “The Masque of the Red Death” – featuring an all-star cast of New England actors, and immersive location sound recording, and an inventive script, this production re-imagines Poe’s tale of a group of i||1/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3, Part 2: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden||Tommy - the youngest in a long proud line of West Virginia coal miners - finds out what it feels like to have your card be up when an explosion traps him and a dozen other souls two miles beneath the earth. With oxygen growing thin, his only prayer...||1/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 3, Part 1: Breathe My Name, by Christopher Golden||Being a miner is like playing Russian roulette every day of your life. Any morning you might wake up, and find the chamber with the bullet. Tommy - the youngest in a long proud line of West Virginia coal miners - finds out what it feels like to have...||12/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud||Richard Fish narrates The Crevasse, by Dale Bailey and Nathan Ballingrud. An exploration team in the Antarctic is already nurses wounds from an accident, when another tragedy strikes. Garner, the expedition's doctor, is haunted at night by howls from...||12/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2, Part 2: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente||The demon Agnes recounts how she was tried as a witch in the village she drew to herself in early colonial Maine. But, perhaps a trial by fire is but small pennies to a demon who has survived banishment from hell and was a fertility god at the dawn of..||12/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 2, Part 1: The Bread We Eat in Dreams, by Catherynne M. Valente||In Episode 2 of the Dark Tome, Cassie knows better but can't escape the temptation to return to Mr. Gussy's bookshop. She finds the old man frustrated that he can't make the magical book work. It's take someone younger - someone for whom the walls...||11/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Statement of Randolph Carter, by HP Lovecraft||An adaptation of HP Lovecraft’s The Statement of Randolph Carter, wherein an unsuspecting grave robber opens a door that really should have stayed closed. Stay tuned next week (11/18/16) for our next feature episode, featuring "The Bread We Eat in...||11/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1, Part 2: The Devil on the Staircase, by Joe Hill||Part 2 of 2. Cassie is enchanted by the tale of a man who used to live in a village in Italy in the late 19th century. But a series of events, a crooked staircase, and a glowing red gate, have welcomed him to stairs he has never known before - ones...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEpisode 1, Part 1: The Devil on the Staircase, by Joe Hill||Episode 1 of the Dark Tome introduces us to Cassie, who is forced to read books to Mr. Gussy - an old crank who runs a bookshop of the strange and the weird - as penance for pulling a girl's hair out at school. Mr. Gussy has warned Cassie of a book...||10/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTeaser: Open the Book, Unlock Imagination||Cassie, a wayward teen, has discovered a magical book that literally transports her to the world within the story. What adventures will we go to with The Dark Tome? It starts on a crooked staircase that leads to the devil. 2 minute Teaser to the new...||10/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
I want more!!!
Looking forward to hearing more!!!
I hope we don't have to wait long! Sounds like a high quality, well-acted and -written piece. Color me intrigued... gimme more!
Off to a great start!
I've fallen in love with podcasts that are audio dramas. This one is really well done! Can't wait for more!